Brisbane forward Tevita Pangai jnr has been suspended for five matches after failing to have a dangerous contact charge downgraded at the judiciary on Tuesday night.

Pangai jnr was charged with grade two dangerous contact to the head/neck and sought to have the charge downgraded to one.

The charge related to a crusher-style tackle on Penrith's James Maloney. The reason he was was given such a ban was due to the loading that resulted from prior offences.

Pangai's ban is a big blow for the Broncos, who face virtual sudden death games for the rest of the season.

Brisbane are also without halfback Jake Turpin for the next two weeks after he was suspended for dangerous contact.

Turpin was charged for a hit on Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards.

The Broncos host the Rabbitohs in Round 23 before finishing the regular season with games against Parramatta (home) and the Bulldogs (away).

Nine players were charged in Round 22 and eight of those took early guilty pleas.

Eels centre Michael Jennings and Brisbane fullback Anthony Milford were both charged with tripping.

Jennings and Milford were fined $1350 and $1150 respectively for taking early pleas.

Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks was charged with contrary contact over an incident involving Jack Gosiewski at Lottoland on Thursday night but is available to face the Knights next round. Brooks took an early plea and was fined $1350.

The Warriors, Raiders and Storm will be breathing sighs of relief with Jazz Tevaga, Joe Tapine and Cameron Munster free to play next weekend after entering early guilty pleas.

Raiders prop Tapine will pay a $1150 fine after taking an early plea for a contrary conduct charge and is free to face Manly in Round 23. 

Bulldogs prop Aiden Tolman will be available to take on the Eels on Thursday at Bankwest Stadium after taking an early plea to a dangerous contact charge against Rabbitohs lock Cameron Murray.

 

Player Tevita Pangai
Club  Broncos
Minute of match 79th
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge grade 2
Result Guilty - at panel
Matches to serve 5
Points/fine calculation 480+75=555
Carry-over points 55
Misconduct on whom? James Maloney

 

Player Joseph Tapine
Club  Raiders
Minute of match 16th
Charge/incident Contrary conduct
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation $1150
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Nelson Asofa-Solomona

 

Player Jazz Tevaga
Club  Warriors
Minute of match 62nd
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - other
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 75
Carry-over points 75
Misconduct on whom? Cooper Cronk

 

Player Cameron Munster
Club  Storm
Minute of match 63rd
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - other
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 90
Carry-over points 90
Misconduct on whom? Iosia Soliola
Player Aiden Tolman
Club  Bulldogs
Minute of match 25th
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - other
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 50
Carry-over points 50
Misconduct on whom? Cameron Murray
Player Anthony Milford
Club  Broncos
Minute of match 37th
Charge/incident Tripping
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation $1150
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Nathan Cleary
Player Jake Turpin
Club  Broncos
Minute of match 8th
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge grade 2
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 2
Points/fine calculation 225
Carry-over points 25
Misconduct on whom? Dylan Edwards
Player Michael Jennings
Club  Eels
Minute of match 3rd
Charge/incident Tripping
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Early plea $1350
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Kevin Proctor
Player Luke Brooks
Club  Tigers
Minute of match 8th
Charge/incident Contrary conduct
Charge grade 1
Result  Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/Fine calculation $1350
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Jack Gosiewski